A short distance north west of Hulme's Pit there was an unnamed pit in the valley side, which is known to have been working in the mid-19th century. Because of the steepness of the valley side it is likely that there was an outcrop of coal here that could be worked by means of a drift or slope mine, rather than by a shallow bell pit that required flat land.
There is now no trace of the adit or entrance to this former mine.
|Revetment below the site of the drift mine, 25 May 2009.
It contains drainage holes to allow water from the valley side to drain away.
|Drainage sough, 25 May 2009.
This sough was constructed to drain water away from the mine and it passes below Hulme' Lane. There was once a wrought-iron fence fastened to the coping stones, top right, but this was removed for scrap many years ago.